preventive dose

pre·ven·tive dose

the smallest amount of any substance that prevents occurrence of symptoms of a disease or the consequences of a lack of a particular factor in the diet.

pre·ven·tive dose

(prĕ-ventiv dōs)
Smallest amount of any substance that prevents occurrence of symptoms of a disease or consequences of lack of a particular dietary factor.
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The cure has been a preventive dose of higher interest rates aimed at moderating growth and keeping a lid on prices.
Akad added that preventive doses would be supplied for those coming from South Sudan, announcing formation of a technical committee that would meet on a weekly basis to assess the situation in South Sudan and the health conditions of the South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.
Ministry officials at the ports of entry gave preventive doses against meningitis to 365,777 pilgrims, oral polio vaccines to 532,400 pilgrims and yellow fever vaccines to 200,000 pilgrims.
If you administer preventive doses, there is a chance the virus will become resistant," he said.
Bahrain's health authorities earlier suggested they would be prepared to vaccinate pilgrims against the ordinary flu or give then preventive doses of the flu drug, Tamiflu.
Preventive doses of Tamiflu following exposure to the flu can also be considered for controlling outbreaks in closed or semi-closed settings, such as nursing homes or dormitories.
A comparison of swine raised in antibiotic-free and conventional pork production settings reveals that pigs raised outdoors without antibiotics had higher rates of three food-borne pathogens than did those on conventional farms, which remain indoors and receive preventive doses of antimicrobial drugs.
Panicked residents have been buying preventive doses of antibiotics in Rohru, and state authorities warned people to stay in their homes for the next five to seven days.
In general, the two drugs appeared to be relatively well-tolerated, although there was an increase in the risk of nausea and vomiting in individuals receiving oseltamivir, which was further increased for those receiving higher-than-recommended preventive doses of oseltamivir.
Each syringe of ULCERGARD contains four preventive doses with a total of 2.

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